So while you did have a risk and needed testing, you have done it. Your DUO is conclusive (the 4th generation you took). You are negative and yes, you can resume relations without worry with your wife. Time to move on.
Little late coming in my mind. What about HIV-2? I believe the DUO test only has antigen test for HIV-1. So the DUO or rapid tests which I have taken will cover HIV-2 also? And also HIV-2 serconversion window is same as HIV-1? 3 months window is sufficient for HIV-2 too?
Anyone please provide your feedback please ? Little anxious about HIV-2 part. I am from India and I have seen some reports on internet on HIV-2 infections reported in India. Also the 4th Gen tests (CMIA methods and the ELFA methods) cover HIV2 too ?
Thanks for your feedback. Much relieved.
But after being relaxed for some days, again my hiv thoughts started worrying me and I started searching internet again although I never wished that. But could not stop that.
So 2 more things worrying me now:
1. Are these HIV DUO tests taken (Vidas HIV DUO Ultra (ELFA) and (CMIA) - Architecct(Ag/AB) will cover all HIV1/2 subtypes and strains. Since I am from India any rare strains which cant be detected by these methods ?
2. I see some reports say if a person infected with Hepatits C, it may delay antibody creation for HIV. Is it true ?
I really apologize for more posts. I am passing through painful days nowadays.
Your test was conclusive as our members have stated. We wish you well and are closing this post.
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